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Wayne Tripp
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    Sam –

    Here are a couple of period items which may have some of the desired information.

    Muller, John. 1768. A Treatise of Artillery …: To Which Is Prefixed, an Introduction, with a Theory of Powder Applied to Fire-Arms. A Treatise on Artillery. London: Printed for John Millan. https//catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008591665.

    Benjamin Robins. 1805. New Principles of Gunnery Containing the Determination of the Force of Gunpowder, and Investigation of the Difference in the Resisting Power of the Air to Swift Ad Slow Motions. … By Benjamin Robins, … with an Account of His Life and Writings, by James Wilson, M. D. F. Wingrave, in the Strand. http://archive.org/details/bub_gb_zokXxSnkinIC.

    Simmons, Robert. 1812. The Sea-Gunner’s Vade-Mecum: Being a New Introduction to Practical Gunnery, Expressly Accommodated to the Use of the Royal Navy, &c. and Including the Rules of Decimal Arithmetic, So Much of Practical Geometry as May Be Required in the Art … and a Variety of Information with Instructions Useful to Gunners, Both at Sea and On-Shore. Steel and Company. https://books.google.com/books?id=aztFAAAAYAAJ.

    Sir Howard Douglas. 1855. A Treatise on Naval Gunnery. J. Murray. http://archive.org/details/bub_gb_PK50sbOOfjUC.